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Owen Davis

Owen Gould Davis (January 29, 1874 – October 14, 1956) was an American dramatist. In 1919, he became the first elected president of the Dramatists Guild of America. He received the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1923 play Icebound, and penned hundreds of plays and scripts for radio and film. Before the First World War, he also wrote racy sketches of New York high jinks and low life for the Police Gazette under the name of Ike Swift. Many of these were set in the Tenderloin, Manhattan. Davis also wrote under several other pseudonyms, including Martin Hurley, Arthur J. Lamb, Walter Lawrence, John Oliver, and Robert Wayne.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 29th, 1874 (Portland), Died October 14th, 1956 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-031166 16-in. 1/1/1939 The nervous wreck Unidentified radio performer(s) Re-recording : Radio broadcast author  
Victor MS-031167 16-in. 1/1/1939 The nervous wreck Unidentified radio performer(s) Re-recording : Radio broadcast author  
Victor MS-031168 16-in. 1/1/1939 The nervous wreck Unidentified radio performer(s) Re-recording : Radio broadcast author  
Victor MS-031169 16-in. 1/1/1939 The nervous wreck Unidentified radio performer(s) Re-recording : Radio broadcast author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Owen," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105761.

Davis, Owen. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105761.

"Davis, Owen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105761

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